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What are transferable skills and how do I identify mine?

In life, we learn new skills all the time and those skills are what we call transferable skills that can be used in all different facets of our lives and work. Some examples of such skills include team work, communication, problem solving, planning and time management. Transferable skills can be acquired during any activity in your life, such as work, …

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Is Your Career Ready to be Assessed?

Doing an assessment test in your career can be invaluable to your future. These tests can be used in decision-making because they offer insight into your interests, needs and values as they relate to occupations or majors. As you go through life, your path will change.  That is wonderful.  Change is a great thing.   If we didn’t change, if we …

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Time to Spring Clean…Your Career!

It’s finally spring again! The flowers and trees are blooming, the birds are singing and you have done the spring cleaning on your house. Now it’s time to do a spring cleaning on your career. Here is a list of what you want to work on to “clean up” your career for a new, fresh outlook: Update your resume – …

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How to answer 5 Tough Interview Questions

You have worked hard in your job search and you finally have the interview setup for your dream job.  Now there are some tough questions that you need to get through without breaking a sweat. Are you ready to know what they are and how to answer? Tell me about yourself – To answer this question you want to make …

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Tips to completing online applications and submitting your resume online

In this new technology age, almost everything is done online including completion of applications for work and submitting your resume. Sometimes this can be overwhelming and people tend to over think their applications. Here are some tips on completing your application and submitting your resume online successfully. Be sure your resume is up to date and ready to go. Save …

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Begin with the End in Mind – 3 Tips to Create Goals that Stick

So here we are in another new year! Did you go into 2017 with a list of goals and resolutions again this year? Are you already struggling with sticking to them? Want to know the reason you are struggling? It is because you are focused on the overall goal but not the end result. Here are 3 tips to help …

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The Gift of Being Still

Do you ever feel like you just don’t know what way to go?  I don’t just mean when you are driving to a destination but in life as well. Maybe you have an opportunity presented to you and you don’t know if you should take it. Maybe you have a hard choice to make and you can’t predict what the …

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A New Look at ThanksGiving

I was watching TV the other day and a commercial came on. The lady had a shopping bag that had the words Thanks & Giving on it. What a unique way to look at a word we use all the time! This play on words takes Thanksgiving way beyond the 3rd Thursday in November. Thanks… When I think of thanks …

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Do You See Threats Right In Front Of You?

I have been discussing each area of a Career SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis. We will wind up this topic by looking at the last area:  Threats. We so often get blindsided by problems or “threats” if you will, that we could have avoided if we were only paying closer attention. Today I have 3 questions for you to …

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Are You Missing Opportunities that are Right in Front of You?

We all get so caught up in our day to day lives that we often miss the opportunities that pop up right in front of our faces.  We are running around like crazy trying to get everything done on our agendas, and even stuff that isn’t on our agendas and we are not taking the time to stop, be present …

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